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Q: I was studying ..., but I must resort to our 'experts' from Oz&NZ on Board ..

My Q is:

 

"How do koalas drink water ...?"

 

or in proper nature friendly language ...:

 

"How do koalas source  water in tree tops?"

 

 

Anybody from 'Down There' knows ...?

 

In case ... you don't know, you will be able to keep your nationality .. .      

 

  I promise! 

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They mainly get their hydration from the leaves they eat...but do come down to drink from time to time

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They mainly get their hydration from the leaves they eat...but do come down to drink from time to time

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Here is another fun fact..the platypus and the echidna are mammals but both lay eggs

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https://www.rt.com/news/487670-koalas-tree-trunk-licking-water/

 

New Study & VIDEO Finally Answer the Mystery of How Koalas Drink Water on Trees

 

Although widely adored and studied, there remained one major mystery about an essential habit of koalas — how they drink water, which has finally been answered thanks to a new study and surprising video.

The study, published in the journal Ethology, cited 46 examples of koalas drinking rain water from tree trunks, something that previously had not been observed since such instances have to be captured in typically bad weather.

“For a long time, we thought koalas didn't need to drink much at all because they gained the majority of the water they need to survive in the gum leaves they feed on,” said Dr. Valentina Mella, the lead researcher on the University of Sydney project. “But now we have observed them licking water from tree trunks. This significantly alters our understanding of how koalas gain water in the wild. It is very exciting.”

Koalas rely on trees for their food supply and shelter, as well. In the wild they get about three quarters of their water intake from eucalyptus leaves, but also rely on smooth tree trunks after rainfalls to keep hydrated, even when the same water may be available nearby. 

Dr. Mella’s data comes from observations made by citizens and independent ecologists between 2006 and 2019 mostly at the You Yangs Regional Park in Victoria and the Liverpool Plains in New South Wales.

Other observations came from Gunnedah and Mullaley, where a koala was seen drinking rain water from a tree trunk uninterrupted for 34 minutes.

The larger implication of Dr. Mella’s study is that the preservation of trees is essential for koalas to remain healthy — so is consistent rainfall. Australia is currently going through the longest dry period documented, which means koalas have had to seek artificial sources for water, like pools or fountains. They may even approach people and drink from their water bottles. Many of these instances have been documented on social media, but they are noted as a consequence of the state of the environment, rather than a new normal for the species. 

Dr. Mella is currently fundraising to continue her research and also install artificial water stations for koalas in trees, so they can remain hydrated even in times of drought.

 

Now, you know ...

 

... am thinking many of you couldn't survive in Oz&NZ wilderness night ... without e-Tities ...  

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To continue, Phil doesn't live in Woop-woop, that's backa Burke, out in the sticks, beyond the black stump. Even past the dog on the tucker box on the road to Gundagai.

Calling her Chlamydia is better than calling your kid Corona.

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Ozzies ... were so large ... angel

 

 

Proof 2.5m kangaroo roamed Australia

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A 2.5m tall kangaroo weighing almost 300kg and a 7m crocodile have been discovered along with 16 other massive Australian animals.

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I got new one ...

 

"Put your togs on ..."   

 

... all of you!  

 

 

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/teacher-shares-guide-compari...

 

 

 

 

Ever wondered what a lorry is? An English teacher has shared a useful guide revealing the difference between British, American and Aussie slang.

 

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Did I tell you or waht ...?

 

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"... am thinking many of you couldn't survive in Oz&NZ wilderness night ... without e-Tities ... " 

 

https://news.yahoo.com/walkers-found-19-days-nz-094243230.html

 

Walkers found after 19 days in the New Zealand wilderness

 

Two missing walkers have been found in the New Zealand wilderness, 19 days after they set off.

Jessica O'Connor and Dion Reynolds, both 23, began walking in the Kahurangi National Park on 9 May, and expected to be gone for six or seven days.

But after getting lost in fog they were both injured in a fall.

They found water and were rescued when a search helicopter noticed smoke from their camp fire.

The Kahurangi, in the north-west of the South Island, is New Zealand's second biggest national park.

Ms O'Connor, a kayak guide, and Mr Reynolds, a chef, took enough food for around a week, friends said.

But early on in their trip, they got lost in fog, before Ms O'Connor hurt her back and Mr Reynolds strained his ankle.

After suffering the injuries, they found water, lit a fire, and stayed put. The search began on 18 May.

Hopes were beginning to fade - especially when a jumper found by a search team did not belong to either walker.

But just before 1pm on Wednesday, a search helicopter noticed the smoke and a rescue helicopter was dispatched.

The walkers were found in a forest clearing measuring just three metres by three metres.

Police search and rescue co-ordinator Sergeant Malcolm York said the pair were in good spirits, but "had been without food for some time".

They also survived heavy rain and cold temperatures, but have been discharged from Nelson hospital, the New Zealand Herald reported.

"They did the right thing," Mr York said. "They stayed put and they made themselves visible."

Ms O'Connor's parents spoke to TVNZ after speaking to their daughter on the phone in hospital.

"She was very emotional," her mother Simone said.

"I think she was in tears and couldn't talk much...we will talk more once we see her."

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A koala and wombat have become the best of friends during lockdown at an Australian zoo Jun 16, 2020

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/koala-and-wombat-best-friends-in-zoo-...

 

*Elsa the koala and Hope the wombat have become best friends while the Australian Reptile Park was shut due to lockdown restrictions.

*Keepers at the park would put Hope in the koala enclosure while they cleaned her area. She met Elsa and they instantly bonded.

*The marsupial mates now hang out every day, and always greet each other with a kiss.

*A video of the pair snuggling and nuzzling was shared on the park’s Facebook page, where it has received more than 235,000 views.

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Russell Crowe on Jay Leno with Nicole Kidman and Oz/NZ slang ...

'Crack a fat', 'shoey' & 'jandals' presentation ... 

 

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/flashback/russell-crowe-recalls...

 

 

The Australian Oscar-winning actress known for her elegance and poise once fooled late night talk show host Jay Leno into using a very crude Aussie slang term several times on his show, unbeknown to the US star, who had no idea what it meant.

“She said it (‘crack a fat’) and Jay kept repeating it over and over again, and Nicole realised the hole she’d dug herself into,” Crowe explained.

“Jay kept saying things like, ‘We’ll be right back after this break to crack a fat with Nicole Kidman!’ And that sent Nicole into giggles.” 

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